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Herndon Senior Helps Lead South Lakes Indoor Track Team to Victory at State Qualifier Meet

Senior Daniel Johnsen of Herndon runs second-best 500 time in the state this season.

The South Lakes Indoor track team, pictured here during a 2011 event, added several district and state qualifiers in Lynchburg last weekend.
The South Lakes Indoor track team, pictured here during a 2011 event, added several district and state qualifiers in Lynchburg last weekend.
South Lakes High School senior Daniel Johnsen of Herndon ran a season-best 1:06.17 in the 500 meters and anchored the state qualifying 4x400 meter relay team at the Flames Invitational meet Jan. 10 and 11 at Liberty University in Lynchburg.

It was SLHS’ last invitational meet before the 6A Conference 6 championships, which begin Jan. 24.

Johnsen’s time in the 500 is the second-best in the state this season. He teamed with fellow seniors Michael Kerr, Khayri Denny and junior Sam Arpee in the relay.

Along with the state qualifying performances, SLHS also had 13 new district qualifying performances and one regional:


  • Girls 300 meters: Senior Grace Gillen (43.81), sophomore Golden Kumi-Darfour (43.64), juniors Delaney Wickman (41.43 regional), Jordan Lozama (44.23), freshman Devyn Jones (44.77)
  • Girls 500 meters: Juniors Delaney Wickman (1:19.47), Sabrina Muldrow (1:26.09), Molly McGrath (1:26.38)
  • Girls 1,000 meters: Kumi-Darfour (3:07.94), junior Gabrielle Acosta (3:16.14)
  • Boys 55 meters: Freshman Timiebi Ogobri (6.98)
  • Boys 1,000 meters: Junior Collin Weirick (2:46.46), sophomore John Leberre (2:47.64)
  • Boys long jump: Senior Anthony Mayo (19-1.75)

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